City University London

Course Introduction

This course combines the advantages of a quantitative training in economics with the preparation for a future career in the field of accountancy. The Department of Economics at City University London can offer an international experience with both staff and students from a very large range of countries. Most staff are research'active, creators as well as consumers and transmitters of the course content. Undergraduate students can spend four years completing their degree by undertaking a work placement between years two and three. The degree then awarded is the BSc (Hons) Financial Economics, Economics, or Economics and Accountancy, 'with Integrated Professional Training'. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Economics and Accountancy students gain exemptions from professional examinations awarded by such bodies as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Course Modules

Year 1: core modules: Data analysis 1 and 2; introduction to microeconomics; introduction to macroeconomics; introduction to law; introduction to financial and management accounting; mathematics. Year 2: core modules: Financial accounting; financial analysis; intermediate microeconomics 1 and 2; intermediate macroeconomics 1 and 2; introductory econometrics; elective modules: health economics; intermediate mathematical methods; international trade; money and banking. Year 3: core modules: Advanced financial accounting; applied econometrics; company laws; financial management; financial accounting theory; management accounting; elective modules: corporate finance; economics of European integration; history of economic thought; introduction to financial derivatives; labour economics; monetary economics; the economics of addiction.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 76%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 5
Studying and working 15
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 80%

Total Coursework: 20%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation